The 1949 Indian Scout – The Continental Scout: First Place Winner in the Custom/Modified class at the 2015 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

  • Track Master style frame made by Frame Crafters
  • All aluminum tank, seat and fairing designed by Analog formed by Pavletic Metal Shaping
  • Brass light covers and fender formed by Mike Ardito
  • Polishing by Mike’s Polishing, Rodsmith, and Analog
  • Engine built by Bill Bailey of ZyZX Vintage Motorcycles
  • Engine has hand cut billet cyclinder, 12 volt conversion and Dyna III electronic ignition
  • Carburetor Amal 928
  • Exhaust custom made by Analog with parts and stubby mufflers from Cone Engineering
  • Custom made oil tank with internal plumbing made by Chassis Services
  • All plumbing designed and made by Analog
  • Paint and clear coat by Kiel of Crown Autobody
  • Gold leaf and pin striping by Brando
  • Seat by Rod’s Designs
  • Magura controls
  • Speedometer designed and rebuilt by Seattle Speedometer
  • Tarrozi rear sets
  • Betor Forks and triples
  • TZ750 hubs with custom detailing by Analog
  • Spokes and rims made by Buchanan’s
  • Speedo mount, rear sprocket and oil manifold machined by Free Form Design
  • Gas cap by Crime Scene Choppers
  • Piaa LED headlights
  • Radiantz puck LED taillight frenched into seat hump
  • All custom electrical. Battery and fuse block under seat hump
  • Custom made bar switch by Analog
  • Modified GSXR windscreen
  • Maund Speed equip velocity stack
  • Avon Road Rider tires
  • All custom made cables by Ed Zender at Morries place
  • Extremely strange and difficult to design custom kick starter lever (version 5) by Analog
  • Top oiler lines made by HEL brake lines
  • Probably forgetting a bunch!

August 6, 2015

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[…] Here we have one of our very favorite bikes with fairings:  Analog Motorcycles 1949 Indian Scout. It has a Frame Crafters custom frame, and the fairings, seat, and tank are all-aluminum, shaped by Pavletic Metal Shaping, and the engine was built by Bill Bailey of ZyZX Vintage Motorcycles. The windshield is actually a modified GSX-R unit, and the forks are by Betor.  At the time of this writing, the bike is actually for sale. You can see more details here:  “Continental Scout” […]

[…] When I hear « Indian Scout », I can’t stop thinking of Burt Munro and those crazy folks riding a (close to) a hundred years old bike on a wall of death. During the post WWII era, Indian was suffocating. This 1949 440cc parallel twin was one of the last breath for Indian before its death in 1953. At the time, there were only three model in the Indian line-up : the 220cc single cylinder Arrow, this 440cc twin Scout and the big 1200cc V-twin Chief. The Scout failed stoping the British invasion of lightweights BSA and Triumph. Moreover, the scout was unreliable (according to the AMA motorcycles Hall of Fame) and the devalued British pound made the rivals even cheaper. If Bonhams agrees concerning the role of the devalued British Pound in the downfall of Indian Motorcycles Company, they also write that the vertical twin was « visionary » and « weren’t really frail in the hands of regular riders ». For this race inspired version, Analog’s Tony Prust use a Trackmaster style frame made by Frame Crafter. The aluminium fairing were designed by Tony and crafted by Pavletic Metal Shaping. For more informations on this build, head toAnalog website. […]

I love this bike!

Is this bike still for sale?
Thank you

Doug, It is technically sold. If that falls through I can let you know.

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202261 577765Hello! Ive been reading your web website for a whilst now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the great work! 584054

Can you disclose what you sold it for or a ballpark figure? Would you consider making another one for sale? Please let me know.


We would rather not share that information as we feel it is the buyer’s choice to share, not ours. I can say that given the huge amount of hours invested in this build, the buyer got a great deal – we think! We do not make copies of bikes, but if you would like us to create your very own custom build visit our ‘build inquiry’ section to find out how we can do that.

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